Upcoming Works at Eglinton Station: Utilities Relocations

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December 22, 2016

What work is Taking Place? 

Work will commence to replace and relocate existing utilities in the area of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue to make way for the future Eglinton interchange station. Over the coming months, storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, hydro ducts, and telecommunications utilities will be replaced and relocated in a series of stages.

Timing

  • Work is expected to begin as early as January 3, 2016.
  • This stage of the utilities relocation is expected to last 1-2 months.
  • Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, 7 days a week.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required. Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work is subject to permits and all relevant approvals, and may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

First stage of utilities relocation for Eglinton station

What to Expect

  • Construction zones will be instated along Eglinton Avenue, Yonge Street, Duplex Avenue, Orchard View Boulevard, Roehampton Avenue, and Redpath Avenue at various stages of utilities relocation.
  • Residents and businesses near construction sites should anticipate noise from excavators, bobcats, and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity and removal of debris.
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.

Short-Term Traffic & Pedestrian Details

Water main and sewer main relocation

  • Construction zones will be instated on the North West side of Yonge Street and on the North East side of Eglinton Avenue (depicted in the diagram above).
  • Lane closures on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue will be required to carry out the work.
  • At least one lane in each direction east-west along Eglinton Avenue and north-south along Yonge Street will be maintained. 
  • All left turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be restricted. 
  • Eastbound and southbound right turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be restricted.
  • The east-west crosswalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue will be closed to pedestrians. Pedestrians travelling east-west across Eglinton Avenue will be directed to the south side of Eglinton Avenue to cross Yonge Street.

Transit Information

The Taxi Stand in front of 2200 Yonge Street, south of Eglinton Avenue, will not be accessible during utilities relocations stages.

Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers. Please watch for posted notices indicating new information. 

 

For more information, please contact Nicole DiCarlo at the East Community Office.

Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

 Please support your local businesses during construction.

Please click here to see the permit for this work.


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